In general, most businesses allow between 125 sq ft and 200 sq ft (net) per person. The size required depends on number of factors such as

  • the functions required in the premises (corporate HQ, banking & financial services, sales office, operation support etc),
  • headcount to be housed in the premises,
  • company culture (open plan, enclosed workstation etc),
  • requirements for amenities such as break out rooms, pantry, server room, storage
  • and more.

For a quick estimate to the size required for your office space, we have provided a figures required by each functions of your businesses for your reference:

Space required by Business Profile

sq ft net per employeeSize (sq ft)Size (sq m)
Corporate headquarters200+18.6+
Banking, financial150 to 18014.0 to 16.8
Business services, general commercial110 to 14010.2 to 13.0
Trading, manufacturing, sales, insurance80 to 1207.4 to 11.1
Call Center, Telemarketing40 to 803.7 to 7.4

Space required by Function

DescriptionSize (sq ft)
Receptionist plus waiting area – for 2 to 4 people125-200
Receptionist plus waiting area – for 6 to 8 people200-300
Chairman's office250-400
Managing director/vice president175-200
Executive's office100-150
Open plan workstation – manager100-120
Open plan workstation – clerical70-100
Conference room – theatre style15 sq ft per person
Conference room – conference seating25-30 sq ft per person
Clerical pool areas80-100 sq ft per person
Lunch room/break out area15 sq ft per person
Corridor space20%-30% of total
Water cooler1 unit per 75 staff